Cantor by Kendall Whiteley

Family might be defined as a group of people who are related to each other, but it's more than that. It's a meaningful connection, an experience. It's an incredible and unbreakable bond—created by mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. It's comfort in a world of uncertainty.

The Cantor family is one who is very near and dear to our hearts. We met Rhiannon & Christopher in June of 2016. We were able to document a very special milestone for them in 2016-their marriage! We fell in love with them immediately so when we saw they were expecting, we were over the moon excited for them! We knew little Louie would be THE cutest with THE best parents. We could not wait to meet him.

A year and a half later, we finally got to meet Louie! Rhiannon & Christopher currently live in California for for Christopher’s career. Rhiannon is from a small town in Tennessee and during the holidays they were able to visit. We were SO thrilled they called us to come out to their families property to document their little family. Being a model, Rhiannon has so many pictures of herself but not many of her with her boys! We HAD to change that! It was seriously the best evening with these guys. Louie is obviously so dang adorable. We loved seeing the love & joy shared between them. They are in the middle of planning a HUGE move overseas so these moments documented mean even more since they will not be returning to the states for some time. We sure will miss these cuties! xx

Mull Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“You can go wherever you want. In the end, you’ll always come back to those who are really meant for you.”

We have been a little behind on blogging weddings. We ended our 2018 with 40 weddings shot, all amazing and all deserving of an incredible blog! Today, we will be sharing about Sarah and Garrett’s special day! It was definitely one we will never forget! 

Last summer, during their family vacay to St Simons island, Garrett + his twin boys (they are THE cutest!) asked Sarah to be with them always & forever. She said DUH and immediately began planning the wedding of her dreams. On October 19, that day finally happened! Held at The Quarry in Tennessee, the most perfect day unfolded surrounded by friends and family from all over. Sarah, being a hairstylist at Josie’s Salon, had all her girls pampered all morning over donuts and mimosas. We were not surprised when we saw how beautiful everyone looked-especially Sarah! Her long sleeve, lace detailed, gown *with that gorgeous train* was absolutely incredible. 

Sarah chose to do a first look with her bridesmaids, her father AND the twins Wrylin & Carter. SO MANY EMOTIONS! All of those moments couldn’t prepare her for Garrett’s reaction to seeing her walk down the aisle. ALL of our hearts beat a little faster when we saw him tear up. Sarah told us after the ceremony that she couldn’t focus on anything but Garrett at the end of the aisle, everything else just faded away. If that’s not true love, then I don’t know what is! 

Talented Vendors-Coordination & Design // The Quarry | Hair // Salon at Josie’s (Chelsea Payne, Jordan Houk & Ella Nolan | Makeup // Katie Hill Beauty | Florist // Sissy’s Flowers | Dress // Loveliest | Dresses // Adrianna Papell | DJ // Dewayne Bragg | Cake // Arts of Cakes | Rentals // All Occasions Party Rental | Video // Steady Lane Media

Bogosian Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

One really cool thing about our business is that we are based in the town that we both grew up in. Alot of times that means we get to document people from different walks of our lives.

We get to see folks we haven’t seen since school + photograph meaningful moments for them. This was the case for beautiful bride-to-be, Kelsey, whom we both graduate high school with! It was so touching to see she was doing well, found the love of her life AND she wanted US to be apart of it all.

In August of 2017, Kelsey & Jimmy’s wedding journey began after Kelsey said YES to forever. A little over a year later, the wedding was held at The Foundry in Knoxville TN. The day was truly perfect. Surrounded by her besties, Kelsey got dolled up in preparation for the first look with her soon-to-be hubby! Once the dress was on, there was not a dry eye in the room! We took Jimmy to a secluded and private wooded area + brought Kelsey to him. Such a sweet moment! After seeing each other, they both felt SO relieved and ready to do the damn thing! After their “I-dos” it was time to celebrate! Kelsey even traded her traditional ceremony gown for a more relaxed blush gown to dance in! I mean, how stunning is she?! We loved seeing friends and family from all over celebrating these two lovebirds all night. We know they have many many many happy years ahead and them!

Talented Vendors- Coordinator // Rebecca Humberger with Custom Love | Hair & Makeup // JB Blackburn | Dresses // White Lace & Promises + Davids Bridal | Tuxedos // Prestige Tuxedo | DJ // Jay Storm | Catering // The Foundry | Cake // Publix | Rentals // Sisters Vintage Rentals + Unique Settings Rentals

Hayes Elopement by Kendall Whiteley

If you’re thinking about eloping, this amazing couple will give you all the feels! 

We met Laura & Dustin awhile back, shortly after they got engaged, and were planning their dream wedding. After much consideration, countless hours of planning a wedding that wasn’t “them”, they decided to scratch it ALL and elope!! Laura & Dustin are a lot like us-nontraditional (which btw is totally okay!!!). They chose to elope in the NC mountains at Max Patch on a Wednesday. That Wednesday just happened to be there 5 year anniversary-how sweet is that?! 

The day started just like any other normal day. Laura woke up, did her own hair/makeup, drank coffee and spent time with her fav little pup. We picked her up + drove her to Max Patch! We hiked with Laura to the top where she saw Dustin for the first time, privately, and exchanged vows. NOT A DRY EYE. After that, they chose a spot and then their intimate and beautiful ceremony was held. It doesn’t get more perfect than that!

Dress | Lilian Ruth Bridal // Florist | Thistle & Lace 

Valderrama Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

We are so excited to finally share Rachel & Sebastian’s perfect wedding day. It was truly one for the books. Check it out!

Rachel & Sebastian are the coolest + raddest couple ever. They share a love for their church, their families, helping others, exploring and traveling all over the world. When these two first started dating, Sebastian asked Rachel what her top 3 travel destinations were. Budapest, Hungary was one of them. A little over a year later, they were there. When they were visiting their 17TH country together, Hungary, Sebastian got down on one knee and asked Rachel to be his forever. How could she say no to her best friend?! And THAT ring! Yall, he did so good!

Planning a wedding in under a year is tough but Rachel & Sebastian did it with the help of close friends, family and the awesome vendors at Ramble Creek. We could not wait to see it all come together. All morning it was raining sideways and we had to move the ceremony indoors, yest Rachel STILL had a smile on her face. An hour before the ceremony was to take place, the rain completely STOPPED and that amazing team moved the ceremony outside where Rachel & Sebastian originally wanted. Rain or shine, this stunning couple became Mrs & Mrs Valderrama.

VENUE | Ramble Creek Vineyards // COORDINATOR | Halea Lingerfelt-Ramble Creek // HAIR | Candice Hernandez // MAKEUP | Grace Armos // FLORIST | Ramble Creek  // CATERING | Ramble Creek // VIDEO | Evergreen Film Co 

Olivia & Ben by Kendall Whiteley

“It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss.”

When we first met Olivia, we knew she would be a perfect T&K bride! She is full of excitement, love, life, and is SO kind! We were thrilled she chose us to document this special time in her life. We counted down the days until her engagement session when we would get to meet her better half AND their amazing pup, Ellie.

Olivia & Ben are two peas in a pod. They bring out the best in each other and their happiness is truly contagious! After over two years of being together, Ben proposed in June at the beach (such an amazing surprise right!!!) and Olivia screamed YES! We had a blast exploring the woods, hiking up the mountains (freezing our bums off a little bit haha!) and snuggling with sweet Ellie. Olivia & Ben said they would be awkward but YALL-look at them! Are they not the cutest?!

We are SO excited to see these two become Mr & Mrs next November. It is going to be THE BEST DAY EVERRR!

Coates Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU.”

We are thrilled to FINALLY share Chris & Heather’s wedding day with you guys! **cue “this is what dreams are made” of by Hilary Duff* Some of you may follow fashion blogger Heather Poppie (if not, check out her blog here). If you do, you know she is a lovely woman inside & out + a perfect fit to guest blog for HER wedding for us! Enjoy an insight from the bride herself while reliving her perfect wedding day through our images. XOXO T&K

“For our wedding, we wanted to it be simple, earthy, and most importantly, a reflection of us. I have always loved the look of a whimsical, ethereal wedding - my wedding Pinterest board shows all organic, simple yet elegant ideas! I have always been drawn to blush, sage, and navy blue. Something about those colors are so beautiful to me so of course, we incorporated them into our wedding day. It was such a beautiful thing to see all our ideas come to life. I think the most important thing was making sure our wedding felt like us. I had a very specific vision when it came to the overall aesthetic of our wedding, but we really wanted to have little elements that people could say, “Oh this is totally Heather and Chris.” I really couldn’t have dreamt up a more perfect day. We were beyond lucky to have the best vendors and team to help put together our dream day and I am so excited to gush about everyone we worked with below to you all!”

TALENTED VENDORS- VENUE | The Quarry Knoxville // COORDINATOR | Marvyl-Team Wedding // Design | Lindsey Boling-The Quarry // HAIR | Claudia Moore // FLORIST | LB Floral DRESS | Posh Bridal Nashville // DRESSES | Bella Bridesmaids // Veil | Sara Gabriel // SUITS | The Black Tux // SHOES | Sam Edelman // CATERING | Bradford Catering // DRINKS | The Pour Guys // DJ | Sam Lenox // RENTALS | All Occasion Party Rentals // VIDEO | Haven Media // SIGNS | Happily Ever Etched // RING BOX | The Mrs Box // RIBBON- Frou Frou Chic

Morris Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

When we met Mckenzie & Nathan we just KNEW that we would fall in love with them. They are the cutest, sweetest, and kindest couple on the planet. Their love story is on for the books. They met in high school, and started dating their senior year. They have been together ever sense. (Yes, high school sweethearts still exist!) After 3 perfect years, Nathan knew Mckenzie was the one. He got down on one knee in February and asked Mckenzie to be his wife. She may have been in her PJs but she, of course, said YES.  We could not wait to document their special day!

Held at The Mill & Mine in downtown Knoxville, Mckenzie & Nathan’s wedding day a perfect mix of romantic & urban + earthy & boho vibes.They chose not to see each other prior to the ceremony because Mckenzie knew Nathan would cry AND HE DID! Everyone loved Mckenzies look- she was such an effortless beauty. We were not surprised since she is an amazing stylist at Salon Visage. Their wedding day was full of delicate details, the most stunning florals, and SO.MANY.SMILES. We were able to take Mr & Mrs Morris for sunset portraits (highly recommend doing this!!) on the bridge near The Mill & Mine, overlooking the city/ It was the perfect ending to the most perfect day. We can not wait to see this beautiful couple grow together + have many many years of happiness together.

VENUE | Mill & Mine  // COORDINATOR | Lindsay Wright // HAIR | Priscilla Brown- Salon Visage //  MAKEUP | Bekah Ruckart-Salon Visage // FLORIST | Wade Floral Co // DRESS | White Lace & Promises + David’s Bridal // SUITS | Men’s Warehouse // CAKE | Publix // CATERING | Buddy’s BBQ // RENTALS | All Occasion Party Rentals

Leclair Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“When two cultures combine.”

Aside from being incredibly cute together, Kiyomi & Matt have a super adorable (& very modern) love story. They actually met through an app! Kiyomi was out of the country when Matt made his first move, so she never saw it! Luckily, he was persistent. When she got back and saw the messages, they hit it off! The rest is history.  After their engagement session, we started counting down the days until their wedding day which was to be held in South Carolina. It did not disappoint-see for yourself!

This wedding was one for the books. Full of culture & history, love & laughter, and such a unique way of mixing friends & family. Kiyomi & Matt live in Atlanta but chose to host their wedding weekend in South Carolina. The chose Larkins on the River on Main Street, in the heart of Greenville and it was a perfect choice! Larkins on the River offers such a unique style- a historic, earthy, and open venue plopped right in the city. The ceremony was held on September 7 in the cutest alley with simple decor and an urban feel.. Kiyomi & Matt decided to host only immediate family for their traditional ceremony which made the ceremony even more special. On September 8, ALL friends & family were invited to The Wyche Pavilion to celebrate together!

Our favorite part of the whole weekend was learning about Kiyomi + her families traditions & culture. Kiyomi chose to wear her family’s kimono during her ceremony. It’s over 100 years old, hand-made with the finest detailing, embroidered with her family crest, and simply holds so much value to her family. We loved learning about this tradition and seriously, how STUNNING does Kiyomi look in it?!

VENUE | Larkins on the River // COORDINATOR | Jennifer Riehle // HAIR | Melissa Aubil-Cotton Rouge & Company // MAKEUP | Cotton Rouge & Company // FLORIST | Larkins on the River DRESS | BHLDN // SUITS | Suit Supply // SHOES | Macy’s //CAKE | The Donut Experience  ENTERTAINMENT | The Cody Matlock Band

Zurcher Wedding by Kendall Whiteley

“Hot summer nights. Mid July. When you and I were forever wild.”

We are excited to finally share Ara & Chad’s wedding day today. It’s in the 60s today here in TN, but when this perfect wedding took place it was mid July + summer was in full bloom. Unlike their engagement session (which was rainy and cold!), their wedding day was full of sunshine! We hope you guys enjoy reliving it through our images. 

The day was full of SO much love, tears. laughter, belly-laughs, funny face competitions, and lots of dancing!!!! When we think about “two peas in a pod” we immediately think of Ara & Chad because that’s exactly what they area. They chose to see each other before the ceremony (y’all know how much we adore first-looks!) and we’re so glad they did! Ara & Chad both felt such a relief after seeing each other and couldn’t think of anything else but finally getting married. The ceremony was held by the lake and was everything they could’ve ever dreamed of. We are so grateful to have clients who are THIS much in love-it makes for an even more special day. ️

Coordinating // Windsor & Willow | Venue // Tellico Tacht & Country Club | Florist // Lisa Foster Hair // Claudia Moore | MUA // Tori Stewart | DJ // Corey Ozair | Dress // Loveliest Bridal | Cake // Gail’s Cakes | Shoes // DSW | Bridesmaids Dresses | Pronovias | Tuxedos // Jos. A Banks | Paper Goods // Wallace Paper | Rentals // All Occasions Rentals | Photo Booth // Ogle Entertainment | Transportation // Chariots of Hire | Video // Something Goode Videography